Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Question about Peas and Appearance of Reaction
My son has peanut allergy and he's 16 months old. So far his only visible reaction has been hives.
A few days ago I gave him some Progresso Beef and Barley soup, knowing that it contains peas and we hadn't done peas in awhile. I just watched him carefully and I didn't notice any sort of problem.
Then the next evening we gave him the rest of that can of soup (just to let you know it wasn't a separate can, had refrigerated the remaining soup to save).
We drained a lot of the liquid so that he could pick up some to feed himself with, so I don't know if this was just skin irritation. But he had a red patch under his chin. I saw no irritation on his hands and no hives of any kind. Would this be considered a reaction at all or just irritation from perhaps some acidity in the broth?
I wondered if the peas in it could be responsible but these days I'm so on guard that I don't know if I'm overanalyzing!
Subscribe today and receive a handy one-page guide to peanut-free snacks!